So for this week, as the first, the spotlight is on ourselves.
I'm 25yo, from the Midwest (US). I did live in Australia (Brisbane...attended Griffith Uni) for a whoppin' 4 1/2 mo in 2005. I have to mention that because it's my one big adventure. =) I love travel, but don't get to do much of it (costs money, ya know?). I'm an animal lover in general, and have two cats, Beth-el and Jeu'el (from the local humane society) of my own. I'm also aunt to a 2yo nephew and 1yo niece. I went to school to become a librarian (I have a MLS), but remain unemployed. I call myself a student (I went back for more), but even that's coming to an end (2 finals on Thursday).
What else? I love music; I tend to wake up with a song in my head. I love the emotion behind it, but I'm bad about actually listening to the lyrics. I enjoy movies, have sampled crocheting (after reading Monica Ferris's Needlecraft Mysteries), and of course I have something of an attachment to the computer and Internet. I despise cooking. I feel like it's a waste of my time, but I don't seem to feel the same way about spending hours at a time daydreaming (which I can, and have, done).
ETA: And apparently I have a love for parenthetical statements.
What I read...
I'll try most everything. Mostly I read mysteries (primarily cozy), fantasy (high, urban, dark), and romance (contemp, paranormal, historical)... but I'll toss in the occassional inspirational, chick lit, thriller, sci fi, ... I've even read a few westerns. The one genre I will not read is erotica. I tend to prefer fiction, but I've been venturing out and sampling some non-fiction here and there. Of those, I think (since I'm still in wee numbers) I prefer memoir/biography types. Maybe history, too, but I need a larger sample to really say.
Oh, and the bulk of my reading is adult, but I have no problem reading YA (esp. since so much of the paranormal I love is now YA), and I love reading children's books. With my niece and nephew, yes, but also for myself. Children's book can be so cute, charming, and fun.
As for how I got into blogging...
I discovered PBS (paperbackswap) in May 2007, "met" Lori when she hosted a newbie swap, started visiting her blog (I don't know when) to stalk her WL (as it was the most up-to-date list I could find of not-yet-published cozy mysteries). I don't know what exactly prompted me to start my own blog December 2008 (something to do with keeping better track of what I was reading, I think), but I doubt it would have happened if I hadn't started visiting Lori (and various other PBSers' blogs discovered via her blog) first.